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More U.S. residents applied to purchase handguns, rifles and other firearms from licensed dealers on Black Friday than any other day on record, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation data released this week.

Black Friday, the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday, is the traditional start of the U.S. holiday shopping season, with sharp retail discounts on merchandise.

On Nov. 27, a total of 185,345 applicants were processed through the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which determines whether a person is eligible to purchase guns from a licensed dealership, the FBI said in a statement.

The FBI background check system, launched in 1998, allows gun retailers to clear prospective buyers via phone or computer. Firearm background checks are not required for sales or transfers online, between two individuals or at gun shows.

The number of background checks on Black Friday marked a 5.5 percent increase from the 175,754 a year ago.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    That rate of gun ownership has climbed rapidly since I last looked at it.
    Late I checked it was in the 90’s percent, and that was just a few years ago.

  • Maggat

    Where in the hell is Canada? I thought we had tons of guns.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Maybe not enough guns?

      • Exile1981

        I’m wondering if they cherry picked countries as switzerland is above 90 per 100 and they didn’t make the list.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Switzerland’s high gun possession rates were based on GOVERNMENT OWNED weapons that were kept in private homes of reservists and active duty military at one time. I don’t believe they do that anymore.

      • Raymond Hietapakka

        …8 should be enough for any average person…

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          8 can be a nice start, but once you get a good collection going, it’s hard to slow down. Right tool for the right job, I always say!

          This is a rough list for most people that want to get INTO becoming gun people. This is a starter list, and by no means definitive, but wise selections for the average freedom loving man or woman who wants a good start in the hobby. They tend toward the “classics” but if your tastes trend toward the more modern, then feel free to indulge that whim as well, but spend the money on quality.

          1. Scary black rifle = AR-15 (in 5.56 not .223) if only for the customization and ammo use flexibility aspects. Colt, Rock River, even FNH all make fine products. Buy quality and you will always get your money back if/when you go to sell.

          2. Shotgun = Remington 870 for some reliable pump action goodness. 12 gauge or 20 gauge depending on personal comfort, same thing with barrel length. Go with what is comfortable and practical for YOU.

          3. Semi automatic pistols = shoot a bunch of rentals at the local range and go with what fits YOU. I prefer Glock 20’s and Colt 1911’s, but this is entirely a personal choice and my particular choices might not be your happy space, so try ’em all. If you have a small hand, then the baby Glocks in 9mm might be a better fit, but still try them all.

          4. A good revolver in .357 or .45 (God’s own caliber)

          5. A good scoped rifle such as a Remington Model 700P (I’ll trade a bit of weight for that nice thick barrel) and once again my personal preference is .338 Lapua Magnum, or the .308 or even 30-06; YMMV. For optics I like the SWFA SS 10×42 30mm. You can ‘drive tacks’ all day at a thousand metres with that combo shooting Lapua .338s and in a pinch, and with some skill, you can reach out MUCH further than that.

          Buy quality, and only have to buy once! 🙂

    • Exile1981

      I looked it up 2 weeks ago and we were 35 million people and 20 million guns. So we should be between Serbia and Yemen. The same rcmp report also figured there was about 10-12 million guns never registered.

      • Maggat

        I have a sneaking suspicion that you 10-20 million may be correct.

        • Exile1981

          It came from an RCMP report that was a new update of one done for turdeau senior.

      • Minicapt

        Someone did a records check in the early 90s (immediately prior to the birth of the Long Gun Registry) and found the latest available stats were from 1970, when there were more than 7Mill guns for 20mill people. Since then, there has been no reputable accounting of guns owned by Canadians.
        I would guess that there are several million unacknowledged guns in addition to the Mounties’ guesstimate of 20mill.


        • Exile1981

          Your correct. The 1970 study found 7million guns and an estimate of 5 million that no one reported as everyone suspected the 1970 study was turdeau’s way of banning guns.

          The 20 million figure is based on the guns registered with the long gun and hand gun registries. An RCMP memo someone FOIA’ed had an alternative number of the 7 million plus the number of imports each year since the 1970’s study. There were between 250k and 500k each year imported. That estimate came up between 27-30 million… so taking away the 20 million registered that is where the 7-10 mil unregistered came from… but that ignores the 5 million never acknowledged in 1970.

          Also the number imported each year has nearly doubled since the long gun registry was scrapped.

    • Canadian

      The RCMP are collecting..

    • canminuteman

      I don’t know about Yemen or Serbia, but there are probably way more guns in Canada than there are in France or Germany.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        It’s guns per hundred people.

  • BillyHW

    This gives me hope.

  • Canadian

    Mostly shotguns, in france.

  • Everyone Else

    Good headline! Who wrote it? DB? BCF? Some highly paid headline writer?

  • Dana Garcia

    In fact, I’m shopping for a nice Christmas present for myself at the gun store — maybe a lever-action rifle. That should work. Those little plunkers you can stick in your pocket seem small compared with a two-handed firearm.